Last-ball de­feat but Che­sham climb ta­ble

Mar­low hit six off the fi­nal ball with any re­sult pos­si­ble

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Trevor Tay­lor tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THAMES VAL­LEY CRICKET LEAGUE DI­VI­SION ONE Che­sham 258 all out Mar­low 263-9 Mar­low won by one wicket

CHE­SHAM suf­fered a last-ball de­feat to Mar­low on Satur­day, hav­ing set a com­pet­i­tive tar­get of 259 but fail­ing to force the win.

Andy God­dard again top­scored, with 66, while Mark Eteen hit a classy 58, as Che­sham were all out for 258, but Mar­low went for it and were helped by sev­eral dropped catches.

De­spite that, Mar­low found them­selves nine wick­ets down, with any re­sult pos­si­ble off the fi­nal ball, be­fore strik­ing the win­ning runs. De­spite de­feat, the 14 points gained lifted Che­sham to fifth place in Di­vi­sion One of the Thames Val­ley League.

The sec­onds stayed sec­ond in Di­vi­sion 2a, de­spite go­ing down by six wick­ets to Maiden­head & Bray, and the thirds ce­mented their po­si­tion at the top of Di­vi­sion 5a with a com­fort­able seven-wicket win over Hare­field thirds, thanks to the leg spin of Jack Gib­bins (5-36). The fourths lost by three wick­ets to Hare­field fourths, de­spite set­ting a chal­leng­ing tar­get of 223 (Ed Wain­wright 56), and the women gained a sec­ond suc­ces­sive win in the North Lon­don Womens League, beat­ing Tot­teridge Mill­hil­ians by 37 runs thanks to a cen­tury open­ing part­ner­ship be­tween Sue Ben­son (92 not out) and Jess Lewis. The Sun­day first and sec­onds both won in the Chess Val­ley Sun­day League, with Max McIver and Mark Hughes D’Aeth hit­ting half-cen­turies against Holtwhites and Tot­teridge, re­spec­tively.

TOP MAN: Che­sham’s Andy God­dard pic­tured in ac­tion against New­bury, was again his side’s top-scorer in their nail­bit­ing last-ball de­feat to Mar­low Photo by Chris Berry www­buyapho­totms.co.uk NL20121853

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